TSHWANE CLASSIC

TOTAL ROAD CLOSURE ON ENTIRE ROUTE



 
 

WHEN AND WHERE?

Date: 4 November

Venue: Voortrekker Monument

Distances: 98KM & 60KM

Start: 05:45

ABOUT THE RACE



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OFFICIAL PREMIER SEEDING EVENT

FOR THE CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR.

Official Start Times



98km Road race (White)

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$   05h45      CSA Elite Men
&   05h45      Junior Men
VA   05h50      CSA Lic Vet Men (30-39)
VB   05h55      CSA Lic Vet Men (40-49)
TL   06h05 Tandems
TB   06h05 Tandems
VC   06h10      CSA Lic Vet Men (50+)
AL   06h15 Open/Seeded
%   06h20 CSA Lic Ladies
BL   06h30 Open/Seeded
CL   06h34 Open/Seeded
DL   06h38 Open/Seeded
EL   06h42 Open/Seeded
FL   06h46 Open/Seeded
GL   06h50      Open/Seeded
HL   06h54 Open/Seeded
IL   06h58 Open/Seeded
JL   07h02 Open/Seeded
KL   07h06 Open/Seeded
LL   07h10 Open/Seeded
ML   07h14 Open/Seeded
       

50km

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*   07h20 CSA Lic U14's and U16's
TM   07h27     Tandems
TB   07h27     Tandems
AM   07h31 Open
BM   07h35 Open
CM   07h39 Open
DM   07h43 Open
EM   07h47 Open
       

20km

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AS   07h55 Open
       

500m

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KT   09h00 Open
       

5km

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KD   09h15 Open

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



1RACE VILLAGE:

The Tshwane Classic race village is situated centrally inside the grounds of the Voortrekker Monument. The Monument offers more than enough parking and venue infrastructure to ensure a user-friendly experience for participants.

Specific features at the race village will include:

  • Massage therapists on hand to massage tired legs.
  • Top-quality start/finish shoot
  • Easy access to ample parking, entertainment and restroom facilities
  • Spectator-friendly area
  • Bike-tech area
  • Kiddies race
  • Exciting give-aways and competitions
2REGISTRATION VENUES:

Cycle Lab Fourways
Wednesday 31 October 2018, from 10:00 – 17:00
or
The Bicycle Company Centurion
Thursday 1 November 2018, from 10:00 – 18:00
or
Sun Time Square, Menlyn Maine
Friday 4 November 2018, from 10:00-18:00
or
Saturday 3 November 2018, from 09:00 – 15:00

3ENTRY FEES:

98km: R330
60km: R200
20km: R100
5km kiddies and celebrity race:  R50
500m kiddies race: R50

Entries close at 23h59 on Monday 22 October 2018

4PROOF OF CSA AFFILLIATION:
You will be required to produce your valid CSA license, proof of Provincial or Club affiliation at registration or you will be required to purchase an event license at registration for R 45.00
5SEEDING:
Seeding of the events is done according to the Cycle Events national seeding ladder for all online entries and pre-entries received and paid before the closing date.
6LATE ENTRIES:

Late line entries will only be accepted at the registration venues as indicated, not on the day of the race.
A penalty fee of R60 will be applicable for both distances.

7TANDEMS:

Each rider must complete a separate entry form or enter as required online.  
Please fill in your tandem-partner’s name and ID.  Both Tandem riders must wear Race Tec timing chips to have a result and seeding for the event.

8TIMING COMPANY:

Timing results for both the road and mountain bike events to be done by Race Tec.
Each entrant must be in the possession of a Race Tec timing chip to receive timing.
Each cyclist must carry the Race Tec timing chip for the duration of the event.
NO CHIP: NO RESULTS, NO PRIZE MONEY, NO TROPHY.
Race Tec timing chips will be for sale at the registration venues as well as at the start at a cost of R130.00

9RIDE CUT-OFF:
These cut off times will be strictly adhered to , NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

 

20km race

cut off will be 8:30 at the 10km turn around

 

60km Distance

Cut off 1 : at 30km split point 9:15am

Cut off 2 : at Morgan rd 38km 11:30am

Cut off 3 : at 50km , bototm of Government rd 13:00

Fnl CUT : 14:00 at the finish

 

98km Distance

Cut of onto short route : at 30km split point on N4 : 8:45am all cyclists will then be turned onto short route 

Cut off 1 : at 50km Long distance turn on N4 10:00

Cut off 2 : at 74km Morgan rd 11:30

Cut off 3: at 88km bottom of government rd :13:00

Fnl Cut off : 14:00 at the finish 

10SUBSTITUTIONS AND DISTANCE CHANGES:

No cyclist may use another person’s cycling number.
If you are unable to ride, someone may take your place with a letter of authorization from you.
Your entry fee will not be refunded and the substitute participant will be required to pay a fee of R60 over and above the applicable entry fee.
Distance changes will be treated as a substitution.
No substitutions will be allowed on race day, regardless of circumstance.
Your entry fee will not be refunded.

11ROAD SAFETY:

NO HELMET NO RIDE
Ample Lead and sweep vehicles will be available as well as a strong contingent from Metro Police.
All participants are deemed to have acquainted themselves with the rules and regulations and are bound to them.
Cyclists must at all times obey the instructions of the traffic officers and marshals and comply strictly with the rules of the road, unless authorized to the contrary by a traffic officer or a marshal.
Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.

12PRIZE GIVING AND LUCKY DRAW:

Prize giving will start at the Voortrekker Monument at 12:00 or as soon after results dependant.
A lucky draw will take place.
No prize money will be handed to winners before the prize giving, regardless of circumstance.
You will forfeit the prize money / trophy if you are not present at the prize giving.

13BAD WEATHER:
The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled for safety reasons. No refunds will be made.
14PHOTOGRAPHERS:
The official photographer for the event will be Actionphoto available at www.actionphoto.net
15RESULTS:

The provisional results of the event will be available within 24 hours on the website:  www.racetec.co.za
Any objections must be tabled with the race organizer / referee / CSA officials within 1 hour after the finish of the race, and accompanied by a payment of R100. Further changes to the results must be sent to queries@racetec.co.za no later than 7 days after the race. NO CHANGES will be made thereafter, as they cannot be included in the National Seeding Index.

16RACE ORGANISERS DISCRETION:

The race organizers have complete discretion in deciding whether to accept the entry of a participant. The organisers retain the right to refuse the entry of any rider should they so decide. All race results will be in the hands of the race organisers whose decision will be final, there being no right of appeal.
For any further enquiries please contact lenieblou@gmail.com

THE ROUTE



98km Route Description:
The race start is again in Eeufees Road at the entrance to the Voortrekker Monument. Access to the venue and parking have been improved and in the next few weeks detailed maps of access and parking plans will be published on the event site to ensure riders get to the start as seamlessly as possible.

  • Once through the start shoot the route heads under the N1 Freeway and makes a right turn onto Christiana De Wit for a steady 6km climb up to the right turn onto Wierda Road.
  • Once on Wierda Road the race goes over Old JHB Road and past Zwartkops Golf Course towards the R55 where at 17 km riders take a right turn onto the R55.
  • After passing Zwartkops Raceway on the left, riders head up to the left turn onto the M26 Main Road. This is the first change to last year’ s route.
  • The M26 is a long undulating stretch through an area of predominantly smallholdings and a few new developments.
  • At 36km riders take a right onto the R511 all the way to Hartbeespoort and the N4 connection.
  • At 54k the route pops over and onto the N4 Highway
  • For the next 20km its all open freeway on the N4 back towards the CBD. The wind can be a factor on this stretch and it is slightly uphill all the way, so make sure to keep a bit in the tank.
  • Once you join the short route at 75km you head straight to the left turn onto Steve Biko at 78km
  • Once onto Steve Biko it’s a short downhill before taking the sharp right onto Soutpansberg - be careful at this point as the surface is a bit loose
  • Soutpansberg Road presents the perfect time to regather and reset the mind because at 86km the route takes a right turn onto what is certainly the challenge of the day – TOM JENKINS!
  • The organisation feels Tom Jenkins really brings a great dynamic to the event and it’s honestly a feather in the cap of anyone who can say they have conquered the climb. Tom Jenkins is only about 1km in length but it takes massive effort to tame this beast.
  • Once at the top it’s downhill past the Union buildings and time to take in the view over the city.
  • Once through and out the main gate of the Union Buildings there’s a sharp left and immediate right into Johannes Ramagose Street heading past Tshwane House towards Paul Kruger Street.
  • Once riders have turned left onto Paul Kruger, take a moment to enjoy the array of amazing buildings, a trip around Church Square and the Town Hall.
  • Once off Paul Kruger the route veers left onto Kgosi Mampuru II, past the prison and onto Skietpoort Road.
  • The last 2km is a climb into Freedom Park and the finish has been brought forward and presents itself at the top of the climb towards Freedom Park.

Once through the finish riders freewheel down for 2km into the gates of the Voortrekker Monument and onto the finish village.

50km Route Description

  • The race start is again in Eeufees Road at the entrance to the Voortrekker Monument. Access to the venue and parking have been improved and in the next few weeks detailed maps of access and parking plans will be published on the event site to ensure riders get to the start as seamlessly as possible.
  • Once through the start shoot the route heads under the N1 highway and makes a right turn onto Christiana De Wit for a steady 6km climb up to the right turn onto Wierda Road.
  • Once on Wierda Road the race goes over Old JHB Road and past Zwartkops Golf Course towards the R55 where at 17 km the route takes a right turn onto the R55.
  • Once onto the R55 it’s a steady climb up to the split of the short and long route at 20km. This is also the highest point of the race for 50km riders.
  • The 50km route continues on the R55 and down to Trans Oranje Road where riders make a left turn at 27.5km
  • Just before the left turn onto Trans Oranje Road there is a sinkhole which will force the race to make a detour to the right of the road before heading back to the left. Please take extra care on this section!
  • Once on Trans Oranje it’s a short 2.5km stretch before making a right onto the N4 Highway and joining the long-distance route for the rest of the race.
  • After joining the long ride, the route heads straight to the left turn onto Steve Biko, right onto Soutpansberg and right turn onto Tom Jenkins.
  • Once at the top it’s downhill past the Union buildings, out of the main gate of the Union Buildings, sharp left and immediate right into Johannes Ramagose Street past Tshwane House towards Paul Kruger Street.
  • Once riders have turned left onto Paul Kruger, the route takes a trip around Church Square and the Town Hall before passing Kgosi Mampuru II Prison and then onto Skietpoort Road.
  • The last 2km is a climb into Freedom Park and the finish has been brought forward and presents itself at the top of the climb towards Freedom Park.
  • Once through the finish riders freewheel down for 2km into the gates of the Voortrekker Monument and onto the finish village.
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